Before anything else, I would like to thank you for your time reading this question and I really find your site very informative.
I tried to search for other concerns on this site hoping to ease my mind with a relevant answer to my own problem but unfortunately I'm one of the guys surfing the web with a poor internet connection so it's quite time and patience consuming. I guess i'll just take the precious chance that you might actually answer my concern.
Yesterday, i went to a barber shop to get my hair trimmed. When the barber was about to shave the edges of my hair, he used the razor blade that was located on the top of his table. It is already exposed, so i guess he already used it to other costumers before me. While shaving, he accidentally cut me on the back part of my neck. I'm sure the cut bled and in order to stop the bleeding he used his own finger to wipe the blood on my cut.. My concern is this, what if he has also a bleeding cut/wound on the exact finger that he used to wipe the blood on my cut? Will i be at risk of HIV? Please, i'm really scared. I have a girlfriend and i don't want her to at risk because of me.
I have a question about HIV transmition.
1. I read here on your website, when talking about sores and cuts, you say "deep sores/ cuts". How exactly deep does a sore have to be in order to transmit the HIV virus?
2. I also read about "direct access to the bloodstream". What do you really mean by direct access and blood stream?
If i'm biting myself on a lip or cheeck, and then I develop a sore and the sore is bleeding, is the bleeding sore which I bite myself a direct access to the blood stream? Does biting myself on a lip or cheeck till I bleed a direct access?
I understand HIV dies when exposed to oxygen/ air, but I have a question that is bothering me!
My friend had a bleeding sore on his toe because he kicked a stone and got injured and started to bleed. Then he touched his sore on removing the damaged skin. Immediately, he touched my clothes with blood on his hands, then blood remained. I immediately touched the place on my clothes at which he touched me, which had blood. Then I touched my head. Then I washed my head with water. Then water started to flow into my mouth, directly to the bleeding sore on my lip.
Assuming my friend is HIV , am I at risk, or did I contract the virus? Do I need to get tested?
I am very worried since two days about my encounter with a 60 year old gay man. I am a gay man too from India. I met this old man whose HIV status is unknown in my area. He kissed me a lot all over my body. Then he placed his penis around my groin area, and rubbed his head. Then I turned around and he placed the tip of is penis around my anus area and rubbed all over the back of my testis, groin etc. He then ejaculated on the floor. We did not have any anal penetration or oral stuff. What freaks me out is that I have several cuts, rashes and bruises around my groin, anus area and under my testis near the anus. I am very worried as I keep thinking about the situation where some of his precum, semen might have directly fallen into my small cuts, wounds on my anus and groin area although I saw him ejaculate a lot on the floor not into my body. But still I am a lot more worried. So I would like to know what are my risk in case a small portion on his precum, semen might have directly came into contact into the wounds, cuts on my anus and testis area? What are the chances of contacting HIV? Do I need to test over this situation?
Please help. Expecting your reply as I am really going nuts thinking about the whole encounter.
I had sexual encounter with sex worker in Pattaya, Thailand. It was a soapy massage in which first we both get into tub naked and wash each other. Then she made me lie down a plastic mattress and slide upon my bare body by her bare body. She did all kind body to body rubbing while covered in soap. she was also rubbing her genitals on my genital . Now after washing with water she gave me towel to wipe. And she used another towel to wipe her . Afterwards we had protected sex on the bed. Next day i noticed abrassion or you may call it scratch on my inner thigh /groin area which was looking red but it was not bleeding , it may be caused by her intense rubbing by her pubic hairs cause while she was clean shaven down but one small area/patch in her pubic region was not clean shaven and it was very small needly like pubic hairs. So that must be reason. So is there any risk involved due to cut while genital rubbing and may be some fluid of her touched my scratched area .
But now i am worried if I am at risk . Cause after 2weeks i stared to have itchiness around neck but they used to come and go but i never scratched them And some type of feeling that my throat is behaving differently.i read all these symptoms over the net and i worried to death if I actually had been infected. Also my hunger is not the same any more.
So i got tested for ELISA which i think was a 4th genration p24 and antibody . The test was done after 33 days and result said non reactive. is this report ok to be relied on? .
Please reply my message . Now today that is 25 may 2016 its been 46 days. The present situation is that there are some very few pimple like small lesions things on my upper shoulder which do not itch . I did not yet got flu , fever, nose running or muscle ache.
Thanks for reading my message hope you create awareness like this all the time. God bless
Hello! I am desperated and I need your help. 2 months ago I went to the barber shop for a new hairstyle. I think that the barber cut me, because when she finished the haircut, he dabbed me with a tissue with alcohol. I think that it was a small cut, because it healed completely in 3-4 days. Please respond to my question because I'm so depressed and I feel like the anxiety is killing me. I don't know if he changed the blade but I certainly know that it was minimum 5 minutes between me and the previous customer. I have 3 swollen lymph nodes at my neck and I don't know if I should go and get tested or not and if it is a no risk or not. I mention that i have 17 years old, I have never had sex with anybody and I have never taken drugs. I am grateful to you for your work and I hope that you will respond to my question. Thank you so much and have a nice day!
do hiv enter through small cut? i found in a website that there are 3 reported case of hiv though small cuts. is it true? pls answer quickly iam so scared.....
I was pricked in the finger with a used lancet. The HIV status of the patient was unknown since we couldn't determine who it was. I then had unprotected sex around 12 hours later. When does HIV appear in seman and what is the risk of transmission to my sexual partner?
Hello, I'd like to find out,
I did a recent test on HIV, and it came to be Negative. this was in the morning, after the test they had cleaned the wound with methylated spirit and put on for me a small plaster. (either on the basilic or cephlaic vein)
My question is, about 20 minutes after that ... i decided to remove the plaster, as soon as i did that .. a friend of mind came and shook hands with me. on my palm (the one used to remove the plaster) i have no wounds or anything, does that result any threat to me for HIV contraction ? i don't know my friends status.
Regards & Thanks.
Recently i am having a lot of anxiety relating an incident. I live in a house shared my 5 of us we all have been living for around 6 months and we all know each other well. I am pretty sure that none of my flatmates are HIV positive cause all of us got checked recently.But few days back while i was in a hurry i used a scissor which we all use in the kitchen to trim my beard since i was in hurry. I most probably forgot to wash it before using it i don't remember but i did have any visible cuts while using it but may had poked my face with it and caused irritation.After using it i realized that there was a wet liquid of maybe reddish colour stuck to it and i was not sure whether it was blood. My anxiety is what if it was blood from a person who used to live in the place before us who was indeed HIV positive then would i be at risk. I know my query might sound quite stupid but please help me out cause i cant stop thinking of it and moreover i have my finals nearby please help.
long story short, after a couple of french kisses, I proceed to finger her with a slight cut that burned slightly and them some oral sex which only featured one or two licks, then attempted to insert my penis (not hard) in her briefly and failed then she attempted oral sex on me but gave up after me not getting hard..
I suffered from a dry sore throat 2 weeks in and a one day long fever. No other symptoms arise so far besides bad breath which I remember having the day of the infection because I asked for tooth paste and a slight white tongue which a doctor denied being oral thrush.. also one painful gland under the chin which didn't hurt until I checked for swollen glands about 25 times.
I had bloodwork done for antibodies and antigens done 3 weeks in after the day of risk, and then I preformed an oral swab test a couple days later (both returned negative), her on the other hand had a HIV test 2 month prior and another oral swab one when I did.. They both returned negative which scares me even more because acute infections carry the most virus..
Am I at risk of anything or am I being delusional?